Last Saturday at the farmers market in the Tsunami parking lot, Pam Denney picked up some green eggs from Andrew Donnell of Donnell Century Farm.
But the color confusion doesn't end there.
If you are a locavore, chances are that you are familiar with nearby Neola Farms’ fabulous beef. In fact, when you think of Neola Farms, I bet a hamburger starts to dance through your mind. If you think their beef tastes good between a bun, you’ve got to try it sliced super-thin and uncooked. Neola Farms beef carpaccio at Tsunami is absolutely amazing, a little slice of heaven. The beef is so flavorful and fresh that to cook it almost seems obscene. Chef Ben Smith gives it just a drizzle of sesame-soy aïoli for an extra bit of zing. The dish’s overall concept is like a deconstructed hamburger. It comes with a side of shaved red onions marinated in fresh squeezed lemon juice, a little salad of baby greens, and crispy fried wonton chips. Exciting and satisfying but not filling, it’s the perfect appetizer.
I've finally discovered something my kids like better than pizza: Pizza they made themselves from dough ball to cheese-laden pie. Thanks a lot, Pizza Stone.
Spotted on eater.com: a picture of Three 6 Mafia and chef Wolfgang Puck, previewing the March issue of Food Magazine. In addition to this celebrity pairing, the site includes Three 6's music video "Feel It," from their upcoming album Laws of Power.
Three 6 Mafia are set to debut their reality show Cooking Ain't Easy on VH1 sometime this year.
... Not the Super Bowl, silly. This is the Guac Bowl, a freakishly imaginative guacamole contest held each year on game day by a group of friends in L.A.
Winner of this year's "Icarus Award" — "for the guac that soars closest to the sun, only to fall the farthest" — went to GWARcamole.
That was the word, or some variation of it, I kept hearing today at the National Barbecue Association Conference and Trade Show, which is wrapping up after four days at the Whispering Woods Hotel in Olive Branch.
"I'm not alone," Bertrand Newson said. "It's a pleasure to be around people who love barbecue."
Newson is one of the 300 attendees — backyard barbecuers, restauranteurs, caterers, competitors, and retailers — who attended the event, now in its 19th year.
A couple of Memphis food blogs for you to check out:
The IAM Food Blog, maintained by members of the India Association of Memphis, includes mouth-watering recipes and photos.
Lunchbrag from Jen-sized.net is a Tumblr page devoted to lunch.
This is the Zinnie-loney at Zinnie's East.
My coworker Michael says that this sandwich — a thick slab of all-beef bologna, swiss, and bacon — would be on the menu of his proverbial death row/last meal.
Having grown up a vegetarian in the South, I’m used to not having many options when dining out. Dinner at Central BBQ? I’ll have the barbecue portabella mushroom sandwich, no cheese. Huey’s? Veggie burger. RP Tracks? Barbecue tofu nachos, please.
But I spent last week in San Francisco for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies web publishing conference. While I was there, I managed to sneak in a dinner date with a California friend at the all-vegan Millennium Restaurant.
I spotted my first king cake of the season at Whole Foods a week ago Sunday. The second was in the office on Thursday.
When I saw a coworker with a piece, I told him, "I'd rather be punched in the face than eat king cake."*
"Me too," he said.